28 May 2014
Wearable technology for animals - a $2.6bn market worth watching
Wearable technology for humans is all the rage. As "the next big thing", it involves head-on clashes between some of the largest companies on the planet. Those interested in such technologies would therefore be wise to take a look at wearable technology for animals.
02 May 2014
Internet of Things: Node potential of 10 billion yearly
The new IDTechEx report, "Internet of Things: Business Opportunities 2015-2025" is unique in being up-to-date and very thorough in examining the challenges not just the opportunities for this hyped subject.
28 Apr 2014
Internet of Things: The King has no clothes
Some use the term Internet of Things (IoT) to rename a large number of existing topics including the burgeoning world of cellphones, tablets and wearable connected devices, better referred to as the Internet of People (IoP).
14 Apr 2014
Progress with passive RFID
Last week IDTechEx presented at RFID Journal Live in the US. In this article, we summarise some of the latest trends in the RFID market and highlights from the event.
10 Apr 2014
Highlights from IDTechEx's Berlin 2014 show
This year's IDTechEx event on energy harvesting and storage was held in Berlin, Europe. Following attendee feedback and a successful introduction of parallel tracks on the topic of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Santa Clara, California at the end of 2013, the event saw the transformation of the wireless sensor networks (WSN) part of the conference to an event that incorporated significant attention to the advent of the IoT and the way the technologies covered would interact in order to create further adoption and proliferation.
25 Mar 2014
RFID market grows 15% in one year - to $8.9 billion in 2014
New research conducted by IDTechEx finds that the RFID market - including tags, readers, software and services, for passive and active RFID - will grow from $7.77 billion in 2013 to $8.9 billion in 2014.
27 Jan 2014
Mobile phone indoor positioning systems create $10bn market
This article shares some of the research in the IDTechEx Research report IDTechEx report "Mobile Phone Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) and Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) 2014-2024".
05 Nov 2013
The RFID Market and the Opportunity for Printed Electronics (2)
In the previous article we looked at the size of the RFID market and how printed electronics was impacting the manufacturing of antennas for RFID tags. In this article, IDTechEx explores the latest progress in replacing the silicon chip in an RFID tag.
29 Oct 2013
The RFID Market and the Opportunity for Printed Electronics (I)
he market for RFID has grown steadily despite the economic meltdown due to the diverse nature of its applications from tagging retail apparel to transport ticketing to animals. In 2013, IDTechEx Research finds that the entire RFID market including tags, readers, software and services will be $7.88 billion, reaching $23.4 billion in 2020. Historically and today, Governments have driven most RFID orders as they improve efficiency (transit systems), safety (passport tagging) and protect industries (animal tagging). Since 2000 there has been a strong push to use passive RFID to improve supply chain visibility, with a wide range of investment in new RFID technologies, new standards and much publicity. Inevitably as with most new technologies, aspects were over hyped and demand not in sync with capacity, but as we entered 2010 the industry emerged from the hype cycle and over the following years until now, has entered a period of rapid growth and profitability for some. There are different rates of growth for different applications and many challenges - and opportunities still exist. In total, IDTechEx find that 5.9 billion tags will be sold in 2013 versus 4.8 billion in 2012. In this article IDTechEx gives a detailed breakdown of the RFID market by market segment and frequency. IDTechEx will then assess the value chain, and discusses the opportunities for printed electronics.
22 Oct 2013
Global RFID market will reach $7.88 billion in 2013
According to a new RFID sector survey by IDTechEx Research, the RFID market will increase from $6.98 billion in 2012 to $7.88 billion, and will reach $23.4 billion in 2020. This includes tags, readers and software/services for RFID cards, labels, fobs and all other form factors - for both passive and active RFID.